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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from Proto-Indo-European *ste(n)gʰ- (to stick), cognate with Proto-Germanic *stinganą, Lithuanian stangus (fixed, stiff), Latvian stingt (to harden). However, the variant ἅσταχυς (hástakhus) could also suggest a substrate origin; compare στόνυξ (stónux, sharp point) and στόχος (stókhos, erection of stone).

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

στᾰ́χῡς or στᾰ́χῠς (stákhūs or stákhusm (genitive στᾰ́χῠος); third declension

  1. An ear of grain
  2. scion, progeny
  3. Spica, a star in the constellation Virgo
  4. lower part of the abdomen
  5. base horehound (Stachys germanica)
  6. surgical bandage
  7. shibboleth

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